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§ucaba (Abacus) - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

§ucaba (Abacus)§ucaba (Abacus)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,941 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2941
Reviews: 710
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%


Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2011 Reserve Series Bottle Notes:
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 1500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008)
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sucaba '13

A - pours a deep brown mahogany. Almost completely opaque. Nearly two fingers worth of tan foam.

S - the aroma is rife with caramel in all its Gooey and sticky glory. Barrel notes are prominent as well. Notes of splinters and vanilla. Classic dark fruit character of raisins, dates and figs. Hints of whole grain bread. Slight nutty character.

T - doughy and slightly sweet caramel malt flavors coat the tongue. Big flavors of wood and vanilla in the centet. Delicately sweet fruit flavors enter as well with notes of cherries, raisins, and dates. Some peppery spice notes of alcohol throughout especially the backend and finish which also exhibits notes of caramel and dried fruit.

M - fuller side of medium bodied. Slick texture. Medium carbonation.

O - excellent barrel aged ale. One of my favorites. Went perfectly with some english stilton.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 11:38:28 | More by Teleweizen2
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§ucaba (Abacus) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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